Asagaya Pearl Centre


Asagaya's 1km-long shōtengai (market street) is one of Tokyo's longest and most iconic – a covered arcade with an arching roof and a poetic name (the result of a citizen vote) and the venue for cool events like Asagaya's Tanabata Matsuri and Asagaya Jazz Streets.

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